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Clouds Week 8

TermDefinition
clouds A collection of water droplets or ice crystals in the atmosphere.
fog A cloud on the ground that reduces visibility. A low-lying stratus cloud.
stratus clouds Flat, layered- means “layer.” Bring cloudy and gloomy weather. Can bring rain or snow when they are dark gray.
cumulus clouds Cotton-ball shaped clouds, tall and fluffy, flat base- means “heap.” Bring warm and sunny weather.
nimbus clouds Nimbus clouds are formed at low altitudes and are typically spread uniformly across the sky. They produces precipitation. Since they are dense with water, they appear darker than other clouds.
cirrus clouds thin, wispy-looking clouds; commonly found at heights greater than 6 km. They are white and are made up of ice crystals. They may be a sign that a change of weather is coming.
alto clouds Clouds with the prefix "alto" are middle level clouds that have bases between 2000 and 7000 m (6500 to 23,000 ft.).
cumulonimbus clouds Anvil-shaped clouds that are often involved in heavy or violent storms: Cumulonimbus clouds are also called thunderheads.
dew point The temperature at which water vapor in the air condenses into water.
humidity The measure of how much water vapor is in the air.
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